Head, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation

Houston Methodist

  • Location: Houston, TX

Houston Methodist seeks an academic nephrology leader to serve as Division Head. Apply within!Currently, there are three full-time academic faculty in the division of nephrology that report to the Division Head. Houston Methodist Hospital adheres to an open staff policy and there are a number of private nephrologists who also practice at the hospital.

Clinical: The Division’s principal hospital site is a 900-bed facility in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. Houston Methodist also has six major community hospitals within the Houston metro area. Our clinical expertise and multi-disciplinary clinical programs include: kidney transplantation, an inpatient dialysis center, diabetic kidney disease, glomerulopathies, onco-nephrology, hypertension and stone disease. We are fortunate to be supported by an outstanding renal pathology service staffed by three full-time renal pathology faculty and work closely with world class kidney transplantation surgeons.

Education: The faculty in the Division are actively involved in medical student, resident and fellow teaching. The Division includes an ACGME nephrology fellowship training program with five fellows as well as a kidney transplantation fellowship.

Research: The Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation is committed to supporting clinical, translational and basic science research that seeks to reduce the burden of kidney disease in the population and improve the lives of people living with kidney disease. The vibrant research environment within the Houston Methodist Academic Institute (HMAI) is supported by federal grants, industry contracts, internal funding opportunities and philanthropy. In the past year, HMH contributed 41 publications to the nephrology medical literature and conducted six clinical trials.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) seeks candidates to serve as the Head of the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation. The successful candidate will provide strategic, innovative, and operational leadership, and will have responsibility and accountability for the clinical and academic performance of the Division within the Department of Internal Medicine. A strong record of collaborative leadership and commitment to excellence in clinical, research and academic service is essential. Successful candidates will have a national stature in academic nephrology, excellent interpersonal skills, a record of innovative and effective administrative experience, and will foster collaborative interactions with private nephrologists, students, residents, fellows, staff and faculty.

It is expected that candidates will qualify for appointment to the faculty at Houston Methodist Academic Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Texas A&M College of Medicine at the rank of associate or full professor. HMH faculty engage in teaching, research and clinical inpatient and ambulatory service. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is spring 2022.


  • MD or DO (or foreign equivalent), active board certification in Nephrology
  • Eligibility for an unrestricted medical license in TX
  • Outstanding clinical skills and a national reputation in the field
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Track record of serving as principal investigator on clinical and/or translational research grants or contracts